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Trial of Low-Dose Methotrexate and I 131 Tositumomab for Previously Untreated, Advanced-Stage, Follicular Lymphoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01389076
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Bexxar isn't being produced by the manufacturer as of Feb. 2014)
First Posted : July 7, 2011
Results First Posted : July 12, 2016
Last Update Posted : January 30, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
Patients with a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, called follicular lymphoma and have not yet had previous systemic treatment, such as chemotherapy or immunotherapy will be invited to participate. This research study is being conducted in order to evaluate the combination of lowdose methotrexate and Iodine I 131 tositumomab (Bexxar) with regards to whether the combination will reduce the occurrence of the HAMA (Human Anti-Mouse Antibody) response. HAMA is an immune reaction against the tositumomab protein. Symptoms arising from HAMA can range from a mild form, like a rash, to a more extreme and possibly life-threatening level. HAMA can also decrease the effectiveness of the treatment, or create a future reaction if a patient is given another treatment containing mouse antibodies. In addition to evaluating the occurrence of HAMA, this research study will also look at the short and long-term effectiveness of this combination in the treatment of lymphoma, as well as its safety.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Follicular Lymphoma Drug: Bexxar Drug: Low Dose Methotrexate Phase 2

Detailed Description:
This is a single-arm, single institution, Phase II study to test the use of low-dose methotrexate in combination with I-131 tositumomab for its ability to lower the rate of (human anti-mouse antibody) HAMA formation in patients with previously untreated low-grade follicular lymphoma. Low-dose methotrexate will be given beginning 3 weeks prior to the first infusion of I-131 tositumomab (4 weekly doses) and continued for 6 weeks (10 total doses), the period of time during which the development of HAMA is most detrimental. A total of 61 patients will be enrolled. The primary endpoint of the study is the determination of the rate of HAMA conversion within the first seven weeks following treatment. The secondary endpoints include response rates, progression-free and overall survival, and safety.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 22 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Low-Dose Methotrexate and Iodine I 131 Tositumomab for Previously Untreated, Advanced-Stage, Follicular Lymphoma
Study Start Date : July 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment arm
Low dose methotrexate and Bexxar
Drug: Bexxar
Iodine I 131 tositumomab (Bexxar) is a radioimmunotherapy (RIT) drug. RIT is a treatment strategy designed to target radiation specifically to cancer cells by attaching a radioactive atom to a monoclonal antibody, an immune system protein that binds to a particular protein. The Iodine I 131 tositumomab (Bexxar) therapeutic regimen is delivered in two sets of intravenous infusions given about 7 days apart. Nonradioactive Tositumomab is given before both the "dosimetric" infusion and the "therapeutic" infusion to improve distribution of these doses throughout the body.
Other Name: Iodine I 131 tositumomab

Drug: Low Dose Methotrexate
Methotrexate is an antifolate drug. It interferes with cells' ability to copy their DNA. This mainly affects cells that are dividing frequently, such as immune system cells and cancer cells. Methotrexate will be used in this study to try to prevent the occurrence of HAMA by limiting your body's ability to produce anti mouse antibodies.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of Early Onset HAMA (Human Anti-mouse Antibody) Conversion Following Treatment [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]
    The percentage of patients that experience early onset HAMA conversion following treatment. Early-onset HAMA is defined as antimouse antibody levels (in blood serum) of at least 5 times the level of detection, occurring at or prior to the 7th week of I-131 tositumomab therapy.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Participants That Respond to Treatment [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

    The overall response rate (PR [partial response] + CR [complete response]) was determined.

    Partial response is defined as the regression of measurable disease with no new sites of disease.

    Complete response is defined as the disappearance of all evidence of disease.

  2. The Percentage of Participants Alive at 2 Years [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Overall survival was examined at 2 years

  3. Median Progression Free Survival (PFS) Time [ Time Frame: 2 Years ]
    The median time patients survived without progression.

  4. Number of Participants That Experienced SAEs During Treatment. [ Time Frame: Up to week 13 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients must have a histologically-confirmed diagnosis of follicular non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma, grade 1-2 (grade 1 or grade 2 by WHO classification prior to 2009).
  2. Patients must have Ann Arbor Stage III or IV extent of disease after complete staging.
  3. Patients must have a willingness and ability to follow prescribed radiation precautions
  4. Patients must not have had any previous treatment for low-grade lymphoma including chemotherapy or radiation. They may be newly diagnosed or observed without treatment after diagnosis. Symptomatic and asymptomatic patients will be eligible.
  5. Patients must have a performance status of 0-2 on the Eastern Cancer Oncology Group (ECOG) scale and an anticipated survival of at least 3 months.
  6. Patients must have an absolute neutrophil count >1500 cells/mm3 and a platelet count >100,000 cells/mm3 within 14 days of study entry. These blood counts must be sustained without support of hematopoietic cytokines or transfusion of blood products.
  7. Patients must have adequate renal function (defined as serum creatinine <2.0) and hepatic function (defined as total bilirubin <1.5 x ULN and Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) <3 x ULN) within 14 days of study entry.
  8. Patients must have bi-dimensionally measurable disease.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with follicular Grade 3a or 3b by WHO Classification.
  2. Patients with evidence of active infection requiring IV antibiotics at the time of study entry.
  3. Patients with New York Heart Association Class III or IV heart disease or other serious illness that would preclude evaluation.
  4. Patients with active obstructive hydronephrosis.
  5. Patients with prior malignancy other than lymphoma, except for adequately treated skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, or other cancer for which the patient has been disease-free for 5 years.
  6. Patients with known HIV infection.
  7. Patients with known brain or leptomeningeal metastases.
  8. Patients who are pregnant or nursing. Patients of childbearing potential must undergo a pregnancy test within 7 days of study entry and methotrexate is not to be administered until a negative result is obtained. Males and females must agree to use effective contraception for 6 months following the radioimmunotherapy.
  9. Patients with previous allergic reactions to iodine. This does not include reacting to IV iodine-containing contrast materials.
  10. Patients with previous allergic reactions to methotrexate.
  11. Patients who were previously given any monoclonal antibody, regardless of species, for any condition.
  12. Detectable serum levels of HAMA.
  13. Patients who are concurrently receiving either approved or non-approved (through another protocol) anti-cancer drugs or biologics.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01389076

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United States, Michigan
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center
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Principal Investigator: Mark Kaminski, M.D. University of Michigan

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Responsible Party: University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center Identifier: NCT01389076     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UMCC 2010.098
HUM00043235 ( Other Identifier: University of Michigan IRBMED )
First Posted: July 7, 2011    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: July 12, 2016
Last Update Posted: January 30, 2017
Last Verified: December 2016
Keywords provided by University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center:
Previously Untreated, Advanced-Stage, Follicular Lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, Follicular
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Iodine-131 anti-B1 antibody
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents